Hansraj Ahir stresses CISF role in tackling terrorism

Hyderabad: Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir on Sunday said that Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officers should be ready to effectively meet emerging challenges posed by new forms of terrorism and insurgency.

Ahir was the Chief Guest at the passing out parade of 32nd batch Assistant Commandants and 44th batch of Sub-Inspector/Executive at the National Industrial Security Academy (NISA). He said the CISF plays a crucial role in the changing security scenario of the country, particularly pertaining to VIP security, disaster management, aviation security and government buildings security.

The minister said that in its Golden Jubilee year, the CISF is poised to reach greater heights in the security management area and is providing training to officers from countries like Sri Lanka.

He said India is a peace-loving country but is always ready to counter any challenge to its democracy.

A total of 24 Assistant Commandants and 733 Sub-Inspectors have completed their basic training successfully, and 151 of who are women.

During the course of training, officers were trained in a wide array of subjects like industrial security management, aviation security, disaster management, VIP security, weapon training, physical training, and so on.

CISF Director General Rajesh Ranjan in his address said that the CISF, which is about one and a half lakh strong force, has over the years evolved into a tech-savvy force providing excellent training to its officers. He said the government has recognised NISA as a Centre of Excellence in the field of industrial security management.

The minister presented the President’s Medals to officers who have excelled in various activities during the training. Later, a demonstration on ‘integrated response to crisis’ showcasing the prowess, strength, capabilities and responsiveness of the force during crises was demonstrated.